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Absolutely loved this!,
This review is from: Wonder (Hardcover)
This is seriously one of my top ten favorite books EVER. I don't care that the book is written for middle schoolers and the main character is ten. It's simply one of the finest works of fiction I have ever read.
August ("Auggie") was born with a severe facial deformity that gives him a strange and almost horrifying appearance. But he is surrounded by such a strong and loving family, and he grows up to be an intelligent, amazing, and extremely likable person. He shows that you cannot always judge a book by its cover. Because Auggie is a shiningly beautiful person inside. He accepts his fate and lives with it. He knows when people see him on the street and point and start talking about him. It's normal. Because he knows that he would probably do the same if his situation were reversed.
When Auggie's mom convinces him that it's time to join other kids in a private school (rather than continuing to be home-schooled), he is initially frightened and wants nothing to do with it. But he decides to give it a try, and events occur that will change his life forever. He learns that sometimes both adults and kids can be cruel, but there are also a lot of good people in this world, too.
I cried happy and sad tears throughout this book, but my happiest tears were for the ending. If everyone could just have an Auggie in their lives, I think we would be better people. This book will stay with me for a long time, in a GOOD way.